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A Glossary of Technical Genetic Terms

Collected by OGBub and edited by J.Cannabis.

Algorithm: In computational terminology, a programme designed to perform
a specific calculation or problem-solving function.

Allele: An alternative form of a gene at the same chromosomal locus.

Amino acid: The constituent subunits of proteins. Amino acids polymerize
to form linear chains linked by peptide bonds; such chains are
termed polypeptides. There are twenty naturally occurring amino
acids of which all proteins are made.

Antibody: A protein produced by the immune system in response to an
antigen (a molecule that is perceived to be foreign). Antibodies bind
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